I work in mixed media, specialising in sculpture, drawing, and installation. My use of recycled and found materials relates to environmental issues of waste, consumerism, and human exploitation of nature. I exhibit in UK and abroad, hold residencies, teach, curate, and work to commission. My work includes large-scale site-responsive installations created for unexpected places.
Awards: Red Line Art Works ’20; Royal Society of Sculptors Gilbert Bayes Award ’19; Environmental Award, Devon Recycled Sculpture Trail ‘14; 1st prize Atkinson Gallery Summer Show ’11; David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation 3d Wildlife Artist of Year ’09
Qualifications & memberships: MFA MRSS PGCE
Curated Projects include: ACE-funded step in stone ‘15, artscapes in Mendip quarries; ACE-funded B-Wing, Shepton Mallet Prison. These involved collaboration and community engagement. Social engagement and collaboration is a part of my practice.
Commissions include: Canopy for Chelsea Flower Show ’16, gold/best artisan garden; SAW/NGS Abundance Trail ’13; Intergenerational Sculpture Project, Carymoor Trust ’10; 4.5m Spider, Glastonbury Festival ’10
Solos: Offenders, Cells, Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge; Artist Outdoor Programme, Sidcot Arts Centre; Voyages, Contains Art, Watchet ’14; Precious & Primal, Bruton Museum; Reading Room, Arnolfini ’12
A freelance educator with 30 years teaching experience, I have taught in schools, galleries, museums, community centres and privately. I currently run online sculpture courses (see video).
Involved in the local community, I was Rep for Somerset Art Works, served on the Board of Trustees at Black Swan Arts, am now on the BSA Programming Committee and CIC director of The Old Stores Studios.
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